The #1 New York Times bestseller that Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb calls "a beautiful, beautiful book."
The bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and her daughter Paris Rosenthal collaborate to bring you the heartwarming and inspiring Dear Girl,
Dear Girl, is a love letter written for the special girl in your life; a gentle reminder that she's powerful, strong, and holds a valuable place in the world.
Through Amy and Paris's charming text and Holly Hatam's stunning illustrations, any girl reading this book will feel that she's great just the way she is--whether she enjoys jumping in a muddy puddle, has a face full of freckles, or dances on table tops.
Dear Girl, encourages girls to always be themselves and to love who they are--inside and out.
This book is for you.
Wonderful, smart, beautiful you.
If you ever need a reminder, just turn to any page in this book and know that you are special and you are loved.
--Amy and Paris
Celebrate graduations, birthdays, and other events with the lasting gift of this remarkable book.
About the Author
Paris Rosenthal is the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Girl, a collaboration with her late mother, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Boy, which she wrote with her father, Jason Rosenthal. She also wrote Project 1,2,3, a 365-day guided journal. Paris currently lives in New York City. And yes, she is named after Paris, the city.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote more than thirty picture books, including Little Pea and the #1 New York Times bestsellers I Wish You More and Dear Girl (cowritten with her daughter, Paris Rosenthal). A contributor to National Public Radio, a TED collaborator and speaker, a filmmaker, the creator of a specialty line of keepsake journals, and the author of two groundbreaking adult memoirs (Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal), she raised her three children with her husband Jason on a treelined street in Chicago. For more about Amy's life, work, and the Foundation formed in her memory, please see www.amykrouserosenthalfoundation.org
Children's book illustrator and graphic designer HOLLY HATAM loves to combine line drawings, photography, and texture to create illustrations that pack energy and personality. Her picture books include What Matters (SONWA children's awards honorable mention), Bear is Not Scared, The Boy in the Box, and the forthcoming picture book series Maxine the Maker (Dial, 2018).
"The missives are generally empathetic and up-to-the-minute."
"Abundantly necessary. Holly Hatam's simple, stark style and limited palette reflect the essential and basic nature of equality, conveying that Dear Girl can be any girl. Dear Girl ends with love. Scary times call for extra love."--New York Times Book Review
★ "This picture book should have a permanent place on every empowering book display your library puts up. A must purchase. Each missive reminds readers to be herself, be smart, be adventurous, sometimes cry, and always listen to your instincts. The mother-daughter connection is always loving and personal."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"A mother-daughter team offers a love letter encouraging girls to accept and love themselves. They advise girls to be confident, to speak up, and to be curious and adaptable to anything. Sure to be a hit for mothers and daughters of all ages for its warm, supportive message."--Booklist